Stories by Paul Krill

OASIS to build Web services framework

Members of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) this week announced plans to develop a global Web services framework to define a methodology for a broad-based, multiplatform and vendor-neutral implementation.

Sun touts Fast Web Services plan

Researchers at Sun Microsystems Inc. are working on an initiative called Fast Web Services, intended to identify and solve performance problems in existing Web services standards implementations.

Sun rolls out reference architectures

Sun Microsystems at the SunNetwork 2003 conference on Wednesday introduced eight Sun Reference Architectures featuring repeatable methodologies to boost business processes in several network computing arenas.

Solaris getting security improvements

Sun Microsystems is mapping out near-term improvements to its Solaris Unix operating system that include enhanced security and network performance.

McNealy touts utility computing, outsourcing

Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy at the SunNetwork conference in San Francisco Tuesday preached the mantra of utility computing and lashed out at rivals who call his company's technology proprietary.

Sun previews J2EE 1.4

Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday announced availability of a preliminary, "qualification" release of Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 source code for J2EE licensees.

Ellison champions grid

Championing what he called the IT industry's first new architecture in 40 years, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison at OracleWorld on Tuesday formally introduced the company's grid-enabled database and application server.

Borland, IBM team for .Net apps

Borland Software Corp. and IBM Corp. are teaming to boost development of database applications for the Microsoft Corp. .Net Framework.

Sun, Siebel strengthen ties

Siebel and Sun are forging a software development partnership with a goal of boosting performance of Siebel CRM applications running on Sun's Solaris operating system and Sun ONE middleware stack.

Sun aims to advance app server

Focusing on high availability, Sun Microsystems Inc. is hoping to make a bold leap in the Java application server space with its upcoming Sun ONE Application Server 7 Enterprise Edition.

Sun seeks to spur app server adoption

Sun Microsystems Inc. hopes to make a bold leap in the Java application server space with its upcoming Sun ONE Application Server 7 Enterprise Edition, featuring high availability.

Web services directory spec advances

Version 3 of UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration), the industry's Web services directory technology, is now available in a beta release, according to the UDDI Business Registry Operators Council.

IBM seeks to expand data management platform

IBM's labs are at work on a number of improvements to IBM's DB2 data management platform, focusing on data warehousing and integration as well as on autonomic, or self-managing, computing systems, company officials said on Thursday.

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